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Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
On campus
 3410 Points
3 Years

Program Description

This joint honours degree combines two complementary and overlapping disciplines, giving you in-depth knowledge of the advanced molecular biology techniques and research which are the basis for understanding all forms of life.

Molecular biology is a growing subject which is making enormous impact in many scientific areas, including the study and treatment of many human diseases, pharmaceutical development, and the complex relationships between our environment and ourselves.

Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

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Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

10 - Fundamental Genetics and Evolution

10 - Chemistry for Biochemists

10 - Energy and Metabolism: The Reactions of Life

10 - Microbiology

20 - Human Physiology I

10 - Organic Chemistry: an Introduction for Life Sciences.

Optional Modules:

10 - Skills for Geneticists I

10 - Sgiliau ar gyfer Genetegwyr

10 - Biochemistry Skills Development

10 - Datblygu Sgiliau Biocemeg

10 - Eukaryotic Cell Biology

10 - Bioleg Celloedd Ewcaryotig

20 - Introductory Biochemistry

20 - Cyflwyniad i Fiocemeg

10 - Population Genomics

10 - Epigenetics, Gene Regulation and Disease

10 - Chemical Analysis: from Composition to Structure Elucidation, an Introduction for Life Sciences.

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

Techniques in Molecular Biology

Skills for Researchers

Microbial Molecular Genetics

Advanced Metabolism

Optional Modules:


Ystadegau Biolegol

Metabolic Regulation: Enzymes & Signal Transduction

Human Immunology

Molecular Evolution

Esblygiad Moleciwlaidd

Introduction to neuroscience

Human and Medical Genetics

Clinical Biochemistry & Physiology

Infectious Disease and Parasitolog

Clefydau Heintus a Pharasitoleg

Year 3

Compulsory Modules:

Biotechnology & Protein Engineering

Membranes and Energy Transduction

Bioinformatics: From Sequence to Function

Practical Quantitative Research

Optional Modules:

Biomolecular Research Project

Teaching Science in Schools

Animal Development

Membrane Trafficking

Advanced Biostatistics

Medical Genetics

Genetic Toxicology

Genetics of Cancer

Nucleic acids: components, metabolism and modification

Human Immunopathology

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine


A degree in Biochemistry and Genetics opens up a range of exciting career opportunities in diverse fields including:

  • industrial biotechnology
  • pharmaceuticals
  • diagnostics
  • evolution
  • bioinformatics

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